NHL: No disciplinary hearing for Wild’s Coyle after Stajan hit

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Minnesota rookie Charlie Coyle won’t face a disciplinary hearing for his hit Tuesday night on Calgary’s Matt Stajan, according to an NHL spokesman.

Coyle, 20, was given a five-minute elbowing major for this hit late in the second frame:

Stajan didn’t return for the remainder of the period, but did come back to play 5:49 in the third and 27 seconds in overtime.

On Wednesday, Stajan told reporters he passed concussion tests, but was still experiencing jaw and neck pain from the hit.

“[Coyle] obviously came right at my head,” Stajan told the Calgary Sun. “I’m pretty sure that’s what they’re trying to get out of this league.”

Coyle’s hit garnered the following reactions on Twitter:

Coyle has no previous record of supplemental discipline, though that designation doesn’t mean much given he’s only played seven career NHL games.